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Related to the creation and usage of paper wallets, mostly used for cold storage.

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Offline Paper Wallet Creation

I was wanting create an offline Paper Wallet, ideally, without using a computer for nothing more that verification. So, that's how I came across Entropy. What is the risk of attempting to create a ...
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How can I doublecheck the value stored in a paper wallet?

I have a paper wallet with some bitcoins that I bought in 2017. It says Balance 0.03614145 BTC but when I scan the QR-code with the private key, it says Balance €163.18; shouldn't the balance be more ...
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How to save the derivation path with my paper wallet seed phrase?

If I only save the seed phrase and public key after generating them, my understanding is I need to know the derivation path used in order to find the correct private key from the seed, in the future? ...
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How to import legacy wallet from a private key

The private key is a Base58 format, with uncompressed public key. The private key is a mini key with 22 characters. I bought Bitcoin in February 2009 and had forgotten what I had invested in,founded ...
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Lightning Wallet bulk creation

I want to giveaway small amounts of BTC on lightning. The ideal method is a wallet paper equivalent, this means no coupons, websites or redemption procedures. I still have some doubts about the ...
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What is the purpose of a Bitcoin wallet. How does It work?

I'm attempting to understand the workflow of sending bitcoin to a paper wallet and retrieving it. How does it works? What is the purposes of this? I don't understand if what's the meaning of this to ...
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Private key from paper wallet does not match to public key, so I can not withdraw the BTC on the paperwallet anymore

for a Gift, i created on https://walletgenerator.net a paperwallet. I inserted the privatekey i want to have, and let create the public key out of it. Than i send a little amount of BTC to that ...
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My bitcoin atm purchased paper wallet QR code & private key is not working from paper wallet to mobile wallet... why

The paper wallet was printed on slick paper... like the old fax machine paper-the toner print smears or smudges easily even gently getting from a physical wallet. You CANNOT get a replaced public addy ...
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After importing a key, does spending the coins remove them from the paper wallet?

Once private keys have been imported to Bitcoin Core, does spending the coins remove them from the previous address? For example, if I import my private key from a paper wallet and spend those coins ...
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Need in my Bitcoin client wallets to restore

It's been a very very long time and I need a refresher on how I get into my Bitcoin client wallet I have the seed phase to restore it I do know to do it offline to cash out some. I mined on the ...
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Is it possible to generate SegWit bc1 public/private key pair using Electrum command line?

I am looking for a way to generate SegWit bc1 public/private key pair that one can use as a paper wallet. Thanks for helping out!
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Newbie running full node (Bitcoin Core): Commands to import wallet with passphrase from external USB stick? And how to sweep paper wallet?

I need help with: Which console commands (Linux) to use to import external USB stick wallet (with passphrase) created by an earlier version of (Linux) Bitcoin Core? How to sweep paper wallet (with ...
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Claimed Bitcoin before high security

I claimed a paper wallet on Crypto.com before the high security went into affect. I am unable to get into my account and access my currency. Pass phrases, I.D., s.s., were not part of the process at ...
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Generate Paper Wallet using Electrum

Question: How do I generate a BTC paper wallet from an Electrum wallet. Context: I have created a new wallet in Electrum and transferred a small amount of BTC there. That is the only transaction that ...
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How to write down an entire Bitcoin Core wallet through text

I have unclear ideas and I write because I would like some good soul to clear them up. I'm looking for a way to be able to recover a wallet created with Bitcoin Core, having only a short sequence of ...
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old paper wallet shows missing balance after import; hacked? Bug? Confused?

I have an old (2014) paper wallet I've deposited coins into over the years. I have another paper wallet that was generated around the same time, but wasn't used until last year. I just finished ...
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Long-term present in a form of cryptocurrency for newborn

Lets go... I am relatively new to to world of crypto. Have some experience with Binance, last few weeks. My friend had a son, and I want to give him a little different present - crypto investment in a ...
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BIP39 English Word List

Looking through the 2048 words on the English BIP39 list on GitHub, I could see there are lots of words that differ from one or more others by just one letter. This is inherently weak as it is too ...
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What does a wallet do?

What are the actual requirements for a bitcoin transaction? Not the simple inputs, outputs, verification or amounts, but in the technical sense; what does your wallet do? Everything I read says you ...
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How can i trace a transaction where my bitcoin has been withdrawn from my paper wallet?

My bitcoin has been stolen from my paper wallet, can I track where its gone and is it possible to do so with my paper wallet?
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"Sweep failed" message when sweeping a paper wallet into a Bitcoin.com wallet

I have a bunch of coin in BTC cold storage (paper wallets). And for the life of me, I cannot figure out how to sweep them out of there. The best attempt I've had so far was to download the Bitcoin....
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How to correctly create and import a SegWit paper wallet

I use Bitcoin Core to create SegWit paper wallets for friends and family. After creating the wallet via the GUI, the steps I take are as follows: getnewaddress # Carry this public key back to the ...
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Importing a private key (paper wallet) to Bitcoin Core client, while offline, is not actually importing

Trying to import a paper wallet to bitcoin core, while not having a fully synced node. I've used: importprivkey 1Lblablablablabla "MyLabel" false It returns "null", which I ...
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Easy, low fee way to move fro one paper wallet to another?

Newbie here. I am looking for an online wallet that will support me to import Bitcoin paper wallets, then sweep each one to a new paper wallet, at the lowest fee. I had a few accounts from three years ...
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Selling bitcoin from a paper wallet

I'm looking to sell bitcoin from a paper wallet into fiat. So far my research is suggesting that a good way of doing this may be to transfer the paper wallet to LocalBitcoins wallet and sell from ...
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How to move paper wallet funds to another wallet

I have an old paper wallet and private key. I want to transfer bitcoin from this wallet to another wallet? How can I accomplish this? I tried this on coinbase for example by going to: I click “...
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How can I convert my private key from bitaddress.org to WIF without putting the key into a website or a programme?

Rule number 1 says: don't put your private key into any website or programme, unless you're performing a transfer. This way you won't be robbed. Then, I want to "sweep" my money off a paper ...
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What's the deal with "legacy" and "segwit" wallets?

I'm new to bitcoin, but I've already read about "legacy" and "segwit" wallets. At the beginning, I created a segwit wallet, given that it was described as a new standard. But then ...
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Starting bitcoind for the express purpose of creating a wallet?

Referencing this solution: My favorite method: grab out a old/unused pc/mac install a linux over usb (maybe Talis) (make sure your USB stick is clean!) download a recent version of bitcoin-core (...
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What needs to be written down for a paper wallet?

I'm installing bitcoin-core with snap on Ubuntu for a dry-run at generating a paper wallet. Perhaps naively, I thought to "write down" something like: nicholas@mordor:~/bitcoin$ nicholas@...
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Are all 'metal wallets' functionally equivalent?

Within the context of wallets, is it correct that a metal bitcoin wallet needs to store both public and private keys? I'm looking at some metal wallets and want to clarify that the're all basically ...
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How can I sign a bitcoin address that is on a paper wallet?

I have a bitcoin address that shows I held the BTC prior to December 2019. I need to verify this but as the address refers to a paper wallet I don't seem to be able to do so. If I move the coin to ...
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Recovery from theft — Tracing money to exchanges

I created a paper wallet on bitcoinpaperwallet.com and lost all my coins. Only later did I google to realize this is all a scam. The coins were moved on 22 August 2020. Can anything be done? Please ...
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Bitcoin Core private key import

I would like to import the private keys from a multisig paper wallet to Bitcoin Core. My aim is to convert the paper wallet to an electronic wallet and to be able to export the corresponding wallet....
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Electrum & BitAddress Wallets Creation

Can anyone please tell me if my procedure is correct and enough. I've always heard and read that I must disconnect from the internet when creating Electrum Wallets, to keep away from hacks, viruses, ...
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Transfer BTC from paper wallet without 3rd party (like blockchain.com etc)

I have btc on my paper wallet and I want to transfer to some other address. How can I do this without sharing my private key to some other site like blockchain.com or electrum?
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Electrum paper wallet exploit

I want to generate a paper wallet with Electrum using my personal computer that I've been using for a few years now, meaning that I'm online with it daily. I know that the optimal solution is to use a ...
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Import bitcoin address only with public key [closed]

I want to import a none spendable paper wallet. This was possible in the past. But now I am only allowed to import an adress with the private key. So this address won´t be none spendable. Was there an ...
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Paper wallet safety

I'm using the mobile "trust wallet" app, and my plan is (was?) to write down the mnemonic key and keep it in a safe place, then delete the app. Then whenever I need to receive or send money to a ...
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Verify Receive and Change Addresses

I run a coldcard with Electrum and Electrum-Personal-Server. As I understand it, we use hardware wallets because we don't trust our laptops. However, I've only been able to verify the sending ...
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Words to seed translation

In bitcoin wallet that support bip39 mnemonic code, is there a way to get the 12/24 words from the seed generated by them? Or the translation is one-way only (from words to seed)?
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Handwritten paperwallet or hardwarewallet to store Bitcoins?

Most people I talk to are convinced that a hardware wallet is the safest place to hold your Bitcoins. But I'm not so sure if it's not safer if I create offline on a non compromised fresh system the ...
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Wondering about the viability of a Hardware Wallet

I want to roll my own hardware wallet using a USB stick. I have some concerns: Do I need to download the entire blockchain in order to create a new wallet? Do I need to download and store the entire ...
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What does a Bitcoin lightning private key look like?

I know bitcoin private keys start with a 5... But how does a lightning bitcoin private key look like? Say I wanted to printed it out as a paper wallet.
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Multi-destination transaction from paper wallet

As far as I know, I can make a transaction to a single destination by sweeping/importing private key. How can I make a transaction to multiple destinations?
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I just compiled bitcoind and run for the first time. Do I already have a private key?

Since I have a wallet.dat I suspect I already have a private key and so I could extract it for backup purpose (on paper). How do I do it via terminal with bitcoin-cli?
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Merging cryptocurrency wallets

In my quest to learn about cryorocurrency, as fast as I possibly can, I have registered with about seven wallets, all with one goal, to deposit Bitcoin into one of them, I am yet to do this but I was ...
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Prove that xpub matches xprv?

I'm researching a paper wallet system where I generate an HD xpub/xprv using an offline laptop. I write down the xprv by hand. I capture the xpub via QR code using my phone, to transfer to an online ...
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how to get bitcoin off an exchange?

As a corollary to asking how to transfer from cold storage, how is bitcoin first put into a paper, or other wallet, when it originates on an exchange? My primary concern is more getting the coins out ...
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What's the easiest way to import a balance from a paper wallet private key (non-QR code) to coinbase?

I tried using BRD, but it only accepts QR Code imports.
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